Little Legacy: Merci Maman Acorn Necklace [Giveaway]

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

When I met Merci Maman at Britmums this summer, and spotted this little personalised leaf and acorn necklace, the personal symbolism grabbed me instantly, more on that in a moment. I was honoured to be asked to review it, and to share one to giveaway with my readers, it also comes in 18k gold plated.

This is my gift to myself this year – as a self employed person and a parent I’ve learnt it is important to reward yourself – but it would make an amazing gift for someone special too, the whole Merci Maman range is about stunning personalised jewellery for men and for women.


What this jewellery means to me

It took me a little time to find my feet with my blog, or blogs, and staying on my feet has been a constant struggle to stay grounded against so many exciting tides. I started my other blog A Residence when my Mum was dying, so it was always interwoven with Little Legacies about her. I made many friends along that journey who had also lost their Mums. When I sold that blog and began to write it as part of, I needed to find a new home for my little legacies.

For a while I had a site specifically for them, but over time I realised simple was better and they have fitted in well here, amongst our stories of walking in the woods, getting outdoors and exploring the world.

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

Over time I realised my mother’s little legacies will always keep coming to me whenever I need to know where to go next, they are engrained in all that I do. It was time to focus on passing them on to my children. L and G have grown faster than ever this year, faster in some ways than the baby days, but I am so very proud of the confident, imaginative and innovative souls we have raised.

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

There are always times as a parent when you feel lost in the woods, wondering who the wild creatures you are trying to tame will become. I think this year I have been surprised by how much I have felt for the first time desperate to stay a while, and stop them growing so fast.  I hesitated at the next doorway as they flew through it, keen to explore what being older has to offer. Like anytime in life, when I feel unsure, my kids have a way of showing me the way, I realised the other day how excited I am to see them at the end of their school day. That is the stuff that really matters to me.

Personalised Jewellery from Merci Maman

That’s what this Merci Maman piece represents to me, marking what I have with me from the past, holding me in the now and trusting the future is unfurling exactly as it is meant to.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

little legacy A small thing handed down 


The Giveaway

I love the long chain, although you can choose your preferred length, I adore the gorgeous French handwriting. Merci Maman gifts come beautifully presented and delivery was exceptionally speedy. This piece also comes in 18k gold plated or a mix of sterling silver and gold plated.

I have one Merci Maman Personalised Acorn Necklace to giveaway. Just leave a comment below telling me what else on the Merci Maman site caught your eye and why, then please complete the rafflecopter to register your entry and unlock extra entries.

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Terms and conditions

There is one prize of a Personlised Acorn Necklace as outlined in the blog post. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Wayfair and A Residence.
Closing date for entries is 18/12/2015 12 am
One entry per person
Entrants must log into rafflecopter and comment on the blog.
Optional entry methods are to follow on Twitter, Facebook and tweet on Twitter.
The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries
The winner will be informed within one week of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen
The winner’s name will be available on request
This is a joint promotion between Merci Maman and A Residence.
Entry to this confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

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    I love the silver links bracelet- I had mine as a gift two years ago with a heart charm with each of my children’s names and birth dates. I wear it when I’m working away and hold each of the hearts for a bit of strength when the day goes awry.

    11/12/2015 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply Monika Anita Szabo

      I think the Personalised Gem Spinning Necklace looks very elegant and delicate!

      17/12/2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace has defo caught my eye!

    11/12/2015 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Tracey Peach

    I Love The Personalised Dice Necklace, It’s So Unique!

    11/12/2015 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Paula Readings

    Mother’s Personalised Dice Necklace

    11/12/2015 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply laura banks

    the Personalised Open Bangle

    11/12/2015 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Laura K

    I love the Merci Maman Personalised Eternity Trio Necklace

    11/12/2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Nicki Evans

    The liberty wrap bracelet

    11/12/2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Malcolm Butterworth

    Looks amazing :-).

    11/12/2015 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Martina Evans

    I really like the Personalised Dice Necklace – it’s very lovely!

    11/12/2015 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Laura Nice

    The Personalised Dice Necklace, Its stunning

    11/12/2015 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Sadiyya maryam

    The Personalised Dice Necklace looks stunning. Many thanks for running this lovely giveaway.

    12/12/2015 at 4:52 am
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    The tree of Life necklace looks great!

    12/12/2015 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Laura Pritchard

    I love the charm bracelets with two hearts on 🙂 I have a few Merci Maman bits & LOVE it!

    12/12/2015 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Michelle O'Neill

    The Personalised Dice Necklace x

    12/12/2015 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply olivia Kirby

    I really love the Personalised Gemstone Necklaces

    12/12/2015 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Theresaparker

    I love the personalised tree of life necklace…it really apeals to me…thanks for the chanceX

    12/12/2015 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    Love the idea of giving something for yourself (for a change!), it looks lovely! The tree of life necklace is next on my wishlist xx

    12/12/2015 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Natalie Crossan

    The tree of Life necklace looks fantastic xxx

    12/12/2015 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Sharon H

    I love the personalised gemstone necklace.

    13/12/2015 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan

    I like the Children’s Personalised Sterling Silver Liberty Bracelet. If my daughter received it from me as a gift i think she would cherish it.

    13/12/2015 at 5:01 am
  • Reply cheryl kean

    Love the tree of life necklace <3

    13/12/2015 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Morgana

    Beautiful post Penny. That necklace could not be any more perfect.
    I love the heart bracelets xx

    13/12/2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Angela McDonald

    I adore the Women’s Personalised Anchor Necklace

    14/12/2015 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Rhiannon Hendry

    I love the personalised intertwined chain necklace.

    14/12/2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Isabel O

    I’ve wanted to get their Duchess Necklace for my sister for ages now but I’m still saving!

    14/12/2015 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply zoe cross

    personalized anchor necklace 😀
    its lovely.

    14/12/2015 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Kristina Trick

    The personalised family leather wrap bracelet is lovely

    14/12/2015 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Katie Walker

    I love the tree of life necklace

    14/12/2015 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply clair downham

    tree of life necklace thankyou

    14/12/2015 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Michaela Smith

    The Tree Of Life necklace 🙂 x

    14/12/2015 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Tam B

    I love the tree of life.

    14/12/2015 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply nicola clarkson

    The family wrap braclet

    14/12/2015 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Sarah Cooper

    What a thought-provoking post.

    I love the tree of life necklace.

    14/12/2015 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply elizabeth ferguson

    I do like anchor themed jewellery, so the anchor styled necklace xx

    14/12/2015 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply karen cowley

    Love Personalised Tree of Life Necklace , i have a ring to match it x

    15/12/2015 at 7:56 am
  • Reply claire woods

    Personalised Gem Spinning Necklace

    15/12/2015 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Rachel white

    The heart bracelets are lovely..

    15/12/2015 at 8:48 am
  • Reply christine reid

    I like the liberty wrap bracklet

    15/12/2015 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Patricia Bowley

    I really like the personalised Tree of Life necklace. I could have my sons names engraved on it so they will always be close to my heart.

    15/12/2015 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply donna l jones

    The liberty wrap bracelet

    15/12/2015 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply sharon sheppard

    Charm bracelets are beautiful and i also love the dice necklace. Thank you for the chance x

    15/12/2015 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Helen Winson

    I adore the personalised-constellation-necklace. I would love to have one with my 3 childrens names on.

    15/12/2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Michelle Ferguson

    I like the personalised dice necklace

    15/12/2015 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Marie cozens

    I love the personalized tree of life necklace. These items are really unique

    15/12/2015 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Corinne Peat

    Love the tree of life bracelet

    15/12/2015 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply jess mcguire

    personalised tree of life necklace is lovely 🙂

    15/12/2015 at 9:53 pm

    Love the Personalised Leather Wrap Family Bracelet

    15/12/2015 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply kate kathurima

    Merci Maman Personalised Eternity Trio Necklace

    15/12/2015 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Silver links bracelet is great and you could add to it if you wanted!

    16/12/2015 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Lara Latchem

    Personalised Infinity Chain Bracelet

    16/12/2015 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Sue Bowden

    The Duchess Necklace x

    16/12/2015 at 8:11 am
  • Reply adrian price

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace looks lovely

    16/12/2015 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Michelle Phillips

    The Personalised Leather Wrap Family Bracelet look gorgeous

    16/12/2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply kimberley ryan

    Wow there are some beautiful things to choose from, I really love the Personalised Tree of Life Chain Bracelet and it would be possible to have all 5 of my childrens names engraved on it

    16/12/2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Lizzy Cooper

    The tree of life necklace is so lovely ! 🙂

    16/12/2015 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply jo liddement

    I love the Personalised Long Charm Necklace.

    16/12/2015 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Mrs Rachel Heap

    I love the tree of life necklace

    16/12/2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Leighanne M

    In love with the dice necklace

    16/12/2015 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply CAT CULMER

    I love the duchess necklace

    16/12/2015 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    I love the tree of life necklace

    16/12/2015 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply liza campy

    the personlised open bracelet is gorgeous xx

    16/12/2015 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Julie Edwards

    The tree of life necklace is gorgeous!!

    16/12/2015 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply jessica cook

    I love the liberty wrap bracelet its so pretty and unique

    16/12/2015 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Jill f

    The silver links bracelet

    16/12/2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Julie Ward

    The initial necklace

    16/12/2015 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Jess Howliston

    The tree of life necklace is beautiful! x

    16/12/2015 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Laura Vitty

    The open bangle is a classic… I enjoyed reading about your blogging journey in this post too

    16/12/2015 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Sarah Ward

    I love the Personalised Eternity Dove Necklace – maybe if I drop enough hints I’ll get one one day!

    16/12/2015 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Jon Payne

    liberty bracelet

    16/12/2015 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply laura cook

    I like the tree of life necklace

    16/12/2015 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Hannah Igoe

    I love the personalised family bracelet

    16/12/2015 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply tiffany wills

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace <3

    16/12/2015 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Mandy S

    The Tree of Life Bracelet

    16/12/2015 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Kerry Smith

    I love the Personalised Leather Wrap Family Bracelet

    16/12/2015 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Kim Styles

    The Tree of Life is gorgeous

    16/12/2015 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Lucy Hill

    So many gorgeous things but I also love the ‘Personalised Anchor Necklace’ as our children give me strength and anchor me through everything, every day, as well as being the hope of my heart for the next generation on our little planet and what they can bring to the world. x

    16/12/2015 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Sarah Casey

    The personalised open bangle and the silver dice necklace are both lovely!

    16/12/2015 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Ruth Wollerton

    I love everything especially the tree of life necklace and the personalised anchor necklace both symbolise my love for my boys and are so beautiful

    16/12/2015 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Amanda Norwood

    I love the gem spinning rings

    17/12/2015 at 12:42 am
  • Reply claire little

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace

    17/12/2015 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Rebecca Phillips

    the silver intertwined bracelets are gorgeous

    17/12/2015 at 2:29 am
  • Reply Nat thomason

    Liberty wrap bracelet

    17/12/2015 at 3:27 am
  • Reply Susan Trubey

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace

    17/12/2015 at 4:18 am
  • Reply kelly morgan

    I also like the personalised symbol necklace as the different symbols can be a representation of things that are meaningful in your life

    17/12/2015 at 5:57 am
  • Reply Stevie

    I like the Penguin Bracelet.

    17/12/2015 at 6:01 am
  • Reply Cristín Williams

    I love the child’s personalised star necklace, I am always calling my daughter my little superstar so it would be perfect for her

    17/12/2015 at 6:18 am
  • Reply Michelle lintern

    Tree of life necklace

    17/12/2015 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Christine Hobbs

    The liberty wrap bracelet would be lovely x

    17/12/2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Tracey F

    I love the stirling silver family bracelet.

    17/12/2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply kristin burdsall

    Really like the slim tag necklace. Very unusual but a great look

    17/12/2015 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Tamara Foster

    The personalised open bangle

    17/12/2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Denielle Nicol

    The Initial necklace, I’ve been wanting one for ages! Dxx

    17/12/2015 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Tamara

    The beautiful tree of life necklace

    17/12/2015 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Henry B

    The liberty wrap bracelet

    17/12/2015 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Kelly L

    I think the Personalised Gem Spinning Necklace looks beautiful!

    17/12/2015 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Jade Wilson

    I really loved the infinity bracelet! x

    17/12/2015 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply laura stewart

    liberty wrap bracklet

    17/12/2015 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Pickinguptoys

    I think the silver charm bracelet is really cute!

    17/12/2015 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Vi

    I love the personalised anchor bracelet as it makes me smile thinking of all the fun had sailing and also perhaps feeling secure in life too.

    17/12/2015 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Liz Weston aka @TheLizWeston

    The chick bracelet. I’d have it engraved with ‘this girl can’.

    17/12/2015 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply LEE HARDY

    The Personalised Tree of Life Necklace

    17/12/2015 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Claire Ward

    The personalised tree of life

    17/12/2015 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Funnily enough, I found my bracelet from BritMums Live just the other day, having forgotten all about it! I love the significance of the acorn and oak leaf to you and the little legacies from your mum 🙂

    I had a look on the website and have to say I really like the idea of the personalised memory stick – what a great way to keep special memories alive!

    17/12/2015 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Tina Holmes

    The dice necklace is very pretty

    17/12/2015 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply claire haskins

    the tree of life necklace

    17/12/2015 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Kirsteen Mackay

    I love the Personalised Anchor Necklace. Your blog is lovely.

    17/12/2015 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Miss Tracy Hanson

    They are all so unique and very different, but love the Personalised Sterling Silver Anchor Necklace.

    17/12/2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Ems

    The intertwined necklace is lovely. What a beautiful reminder of your mum and what a fab give away x

    17/12/2015 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Hayley

    The personalised Leather wrap family bracelet is gorgeous

    17/12/2015 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Woods

    Children’s Personalised Open Disc Bracelet

    17/12/2015 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Jodie W

    I do like the tree of life necklace as well

    17/12/2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Dee Sherwood Wallace

    The personalised open bangle is beautiful

    17/12/2015 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Emma

    I love the leather wrap bracelet. x

    17/12/2015 at 10:01 pm


    17/12/2015 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Chantelle Binge

    The personalised tree of life is gorgeous! x

    17/12/2015 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply David crabb

    I love the tree of life necklace and thanks for the chance to win this giveaway for my wife 🙂

    17/12/2015 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Natalie Gillham

    I like the Personalised Eternity Trio Necklace as it would be perfect to have mine and my two daughters names on it 🙂

    17/12/2015 at 11:35 pm
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